Computer Simulation of Investment Behavior in a Flood Plain

  • John P. Brown
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 70)


There is a large and growing body of literature describing experiments in computer simulation of river basins.1 The reasons for this lie in the vast complications of designing and operating a water resource system. The complexities are such that analytic methods have been insufficient to cope with the problem, but large-scale computers can be used to model the manifold possibilities and then run the model through a large number of histories and see which design and operating rules work best.


Return Period Flood Plain Flood Damage Water Resource Research Flood Process 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • John P. Brown
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  1. 1.Dept. of EconomicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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